Chilled Pasta with Oranges, Scallops, and Mint

Chilled Pasta with Oranges, Scallops, and Mint

Enjoy the juicy oranges and scallops with a hint of mint in this pasta dish that's as refreshing as a breeze. It's easy to make and delicious. This is a great dish for guests. It's light enough to serve as an appetizer.

Ingredients: 2 servings

160 g
Raw scallops
Olive oil
2 tablespoons
Minced mint leaves
2 teaspoons (to your liking)
★ White wine
1 tablespoon
★ Lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon
★ Orange juice
1/2 orange's worth
★ Grated orange peel
1 orange's worth
★ Honey
2 heaping teaspoons
★ Coarse salt
1 teaspoon
★ Coarsely ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon
Extra virgin olive oil
as needed


1. Combine and mix all the ★ ingredients well.
2. Remove the orange flesh from the membranes. Cut them in half. Chop the scallops in half.
3. Heat the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the scallops and lightly sauté both sides. Add the sauce from Step 1 and bring it to a boil. When it boils, turn off the heat and transfer to a bowl.
4. Add the oranges and minced mint leaves to the bowl from Step 3 and toss lightly. Chill well in the fridge.
5. Cook the spaghetti. When done, drain well and rinse under cold water to firm it up.
6. Drain the pasta well, then add it to the chilled sauce from Step 4 and toss everything together. Dish it up.
7. Sprinkle some extra virgin olive oil on top, and enjoy.

Story Behind this Recipe

I love the combination of oranges and seafood. Adding mint leaves makes this pasta dish very refreshing.